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Environmental regulation of mine waters in the european union (ERMITE)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK1-CT-2000-00078

  • Start date

    1 February 2001

  • End date

    31 January 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 430 253

  • EU contribution

    € 1 226 194

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO

Spain

Objective

Events of the past decade have underlined the sensitivity of many aquatic ecosystems and water resources systems to pollution from mine waste and effluents from active and abandoned mines. The goal of this project is to develop integrated policy guidelines to expedite European legislation and practice in relation to water management in the mining sector.
This goal will be achieved by interactively addressing the multiple facets of this problem at two different levels:
(i) Integrated analysis of the variety of problems in EU Member States and potential accession states in Eastern Europe.
(ii) Integration of insights from disciplines such as law, economics, social policy, engineering and environmental sciences and management. A pan-European multidisciplinary team will work in close connection with end-user departments of the Commission and an extensive network of national and European stakeholders to deliver an integrated set of policy guidelines.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO

Address

Independencia 13
33071 Oviedo

Spain

Participants (7)

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

Spain

FREIBERG UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY

Germany

HYDRO ENGINEERING INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING FACULTY UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO

Bosnia and Herzegovina

IRGO

Slovenia

UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF SILESIA

Poland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK1-CT-2000-00078

  • Start date

    1 February 2001

  • End date

    31 January 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 430 253

  • EU contribution

    € 1 226 194

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO

Spain